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Arts Collective and Howard County Poetry and Literature Society Present “Mystery Reading Series”

Three “Whodunit” Play Readings at Howard Community College January 25–27
A photo from the production.

Columbia, MD – Three separate and distinctly directed “whodunit” mystery plays will be presented as staged readings at Howard Community College (HCC) from January 25–27, 2019. Audiences are invited to unravel all three thrilling mysteries—“Classic,” “Clue,” and “The Real Inspector Hound”—which will be given passionate voice by a talented collective of HCC students, staff, faculty, and guest artists. Each reading will be followed by post-reading discussions with the cast, directors, and special guests, with complimentary refreshments.

This reading series will take place in the Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the college’s Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA), and is presented by HCC’s Arts Collective and the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). Performances are recommended for ages 12 and up. Children under the age of 10 will not be admitted.

Tickets are $10 per show, with a special rate of $25 for all three. For tickets, visit or call 443-518-1500. The box office opens 90 minutes prior to each show time and Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.


Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – “Classic”
An original play featuring: Danny Bertaux, Bruce Leipold, Michael Makar, Emma McDonnell, Allie Press, Sarah Robinson, Yumiko Siegfried, Chris Sisson, Tim Wolf

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – “Clue”
Based on the motion picture and board game, featuring: Rachel Adams, Jamie Barrios, Karen Eske, Dana Fleischer, Celine Jones-Cameron, Kelli Jones, Julie Jones, Stephanie May, Kathryn Marshall, Emma McDonnell, Apryl Motley, Judy Templeton

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2 p.m. – “The Real Inspector Hound”
Featuring: Gary Grabau, Mayumi B. Griffie, Emily Groves, Susan Thornton Hobby, Stephen Horvath, Daniel Johnston, Valerie Lash, Chip Mortimer, Melissa Paper-Gartoff


  • “Classic” Written and Directed by: Daniel Johnston
  • “Clue” Adapted by: Hunter Foster, Jonathan Lynn, Eric Price, Sandy Rustin
  • “Clue” Directed by: S.G. Kramer
  • “The Real Inspector Hound” Written by: Tom Stoppard
  • “The Real Inspector Hound: Directed by: Tara Hart
  • Stage Manager: Chania Hudson
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Cat Whitteker


Photographer: Bruce Press

“Clue” with Judy Templeton, Julie Jones

About HCC’s Arts Collective
Howard Community College's critically acclaimed Arts Collective engages performers, creatives, and audiences with innovative events that ignite our collective imaginations. For over two decades, Arts Collective has served as a creative cauldron, providing expert guidance and training to new and experienced artists in bringing vibrant life to diverse works on the stage: from the newly devised to the classics and all in between. Arts Collective’s positive, collaborative, educational environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility.

About The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society
HoCoPoLitSo is a community not-for-profit literary arts organization committed to cultivating appreciation for high-quality contemporary poetry and literature and celebrating culturally diverse literary heritages. As an HCC community-partner-in-residence, HoCoPoLitSo looks forward to supporting the emergence of new voices with HCC’s Arts Collective for a fourth consecutive season.
Topics: Arts & Culture
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